About Dr. Wiggins:

Dr. Margaret “Elle” Wiggins is a CA-licensed psychologist with an area of specialization in neuropsychology. Her expertise is in evaluating individuals with neurodegenerative diseases/dementia, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, strokes, epilepsy, and other neurologic disorders. She also has specialized clinical and research experiences in the field of perioperative neuropsychology, which focuses on changes to cognitive functioning following surgical procedures involving general anesthesia.

In addition to neuropsychological evaluations, Dr. Wiggins provides treatment for mental health concerns. Her background as a neuropsychologist provides her a unique understanding of how the biological and functional aspects of the brain impact how we interact with the world. Her primary therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and she incorporates elements of mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and strength-based approaches.

Regardless of whether you are seeking a neuropsychological evaluation or therapy services, Dr. Wiggins offers an empathetic and non-judgmental space. She is also an equal opportunity provider. Diversity is embraced, and all are welcome irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or immigration status.

“My approach to patient care is to provide you with an empathetic, safe space to discuss your concerns and to tailor your assessment or therapy experience to your individual needs. I also have a family history of dementia, so I have both a personal and a professional understanding of the importance of having trust in your care provider and with being fully-informed about your brain health. It is an honor to play a role in your care.

Education and Experience:

CA License 34356

Formal Training and Education:
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology
University of California, San Diego

Psychological Internship
University of California, San Diego

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology with a Major Area of Study Neuropsychology
University of Florida

Master’s in Psychology (M.S.)
University of Florida

Bachelor’s in Psychology (B.A.)
Rhodes College, with honors of Phi Beta Kappa